An ordinance is a law passed by the city council to protect all citizensOrdinances for the City of Wells may be found below. 

If you have any questions regarding a particular ordinance, please call City Hall and we will be happy to help you.

City ordinances are established by our city council, they are not state laws and can only be enforced by our police department. The city expects each citizen to abide by these ordinances without the city having to enforce them because it's the right thing to do. 

Frequently Asked Questions

May I burn trash and leaves inside the city limits?

Burning trash is prohibited but burning leaves and brush is allowed as long as the county is not under a burn ban. See city ordinance for more information. 

Solicitation Permit Requirement

Each applicant must appear in person and provide proof of identification by submitting a valid driver’s license or other valid, official photo identification deemed acceptable by the Wells Police Department (WPD).

Applicants must also prove that they possess all licenses or permits required by this code, state, or federal law to operate the proposed business further if the applicant is an agent of an individual or company, written proof of the applicant’s authority to represent the individual or company.

After review of the application and criminal history investigation, the Wells Police Department (WPD) shall approve the application and issue the permit unless:

(1) the application fails to comply with city ordinance # 2015-03;

(2) a previous permit issued under this ordinance was revoked within the past 12 months;

(3) WPD determines the applicant has been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor offense involving moral turpitude;

(4) WPD has determined the applicant has furnished false information or identification;

(5) the applicant has a warrant out for their arrest;

(6) or a court of law has issued an emergency protective order against the applicant.

The City of Wells will approve or deny the application within five business days. All approvals and permits will have the city seal affixed to them.

Email cityofwells@consolidated.net for a blank application to be mailed to you. 

See City Ordinance 2015-3 listed above in the ordinance list. 

The Wells Police Department will ticket violators of this ordinance.